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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The College is pleased to be able to offer the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

‘An Overview’ What is the DofE Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an Achievement Award available to 14 – 25 year olds. It is highly regarded by both Universities and Employers, which is nationally and internationally recognised. You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities at one of three different levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. There are 5 sections which need to be completed at each level – Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition and Residential.

The DofE is a great opportunity to try something new, meet new people, learn new skills, build your confidence and get recognised for doing things that you love to do. The best bit is that it can be personalised to you. For more information about the Award please visit the Duke of Edinburgh website

Doing your Award

We have high expectations from our students, and it is our aim to offer the Award to anyone who wishes to take part. We offer the Award at Gold level. At the start of each academic year we recruit for the following season. The College DofE representative will be on hand to ask if you have any query’s but you are expected to use your initiative and complete your activities on DofE, this is your personal development programme.

The Anderton Centre in Chorley runs our expeditions, and you will need to complete their consent form. To complete the expedition sections, you MUST be able to attend training days, a practice expedition your qualifying expedition and then your final presentation of your aim to the team.

See the Student Advice Hub for more details.


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